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by Robert Rankin

  • Author: Robert Rankin
  • ISBN: 0575073144
  • ISBN13: 978-0575073142
  • ePub: 1925 kb | FB2: 1891 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Humor & Satire
  • Publisher: Gollancz (August 1, 2003)
  • Pages: 336
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 333
  • Format: azw lrf lit lrf
The Witches of Chiswick ePub download

The Witches of Chiswick Robert Rankin This book is dedicated to SPROUTLORE on the occasion of its tenth anniversary.

The Witches of Chiswick Robert Rankin This book is dedicated to SPROUTLORE on the occasion of its tenth anniversary. To those who began it, Anna Casey, Eimer Ni Mhealoid, Robert Elliot and, of course, the now legendary Pádraig Ó Méalóid a special thanks.

The Witches of Chiswick Robert Rankin. This book is dedicated to SPROUTLORE on the occasion of its tenth anniversary. To those who began it, Anna Casey, Eimer Ni Mhealoid, Robert Elliot and, of course, the now legendary Pádraig Ó Méalóid a special thanks

Robert Rankin is an unrepentant Luddite who writes his bestselling novels by hand in exercise books. It is impossible, in so limited a space, to even begin to describe the plot of "Witches of Chiswick".

Robert Rankin is an unrepentant Luddite who writes his bestselling novels by hand in exercise books. He lives with his wife in Brighton. Suffice to say it is about time-travel. But that's not the point.

The Witches of Chiswick. Author: Robert Rankin. Publisher: Gollancz, 2003. Henry Ford wasn’t wrong when he said that, history is bunk. He could still remember the days when the wireless transmission of energy had powered motorcars, mighty airships and space cruisers. And when Britannia ruled not only the waves, but all of the Earth and much of the cosmos besides. Have you ever wondered how Victorians such as Jules Verne and .

Tim levelled the pistol at Mr Justice Doveston. It was a blinder of a pistol, a phase-plasma pistol (in the forty-watt range) with laser sighting and everything. It was a blinder of a pistol, a phase-plasma pistol (in the forty-watt range) with laser sighting and everything wenty-first century to acquire it. The little red laser dot jiggled about on the magistrate’s forehead. This is unacceptable behaviour, complained Mr Justice D. Put down that pistol at once and hand yourself over to the constables. Tim cocked the trigger. It was one of those hair triggers. The witches of Chiswick. by. Rankin, Robert, 1949-. Fantasy, Fiction - Science Fiction, Fiction, Fiction - Fantasy, Science Fiction, Fantasy - General, FICTION HUMOROUS, Fiction, Humorous, Fiction, Science Fiction, General, Science Fiction - General, Witches, Time travel, Humorous stories.

The Witches Of Chiswick is a novel by the British author Robert Rankin, the title parodying that of The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike.

The Witches of Chiswick book. I am a big Robert Rankin fan, and Witches of Chiswick has lots of great elements - a dystopian future, a steampunk Victorian England which features a mixture of the real - Jack the Ripper, the Elephant man (who is working for the Martians and H. G. Wells) and the fictional such as Sherlock Holmes. And there are plenty of old friends like the Flying Swan (and Neville), Hugo Rune and Barry the time sprout.

Read on: and learn how a cabal of Victorian Witches from the Chiswick Townswomen's Guild, working with advanced Babbage super-computers, rewrote 19th Century history, and how a 23rd Century boy called Will Starling.

Read on: and learn how a cabal of Victorian Witches from the Chiswick Townswomen's Guild, working with advanced Babbage super-computers, rewrote 19th Century history, and how a 23rd Century boy called Will Starling uncovered the truth about everything. This is one of the absolute craziest books I've ever read in my life! The author is clearly insane. Give a Bookmate subscription →. About Bookmate.

We have all been lied to—a great and sinister conspiracy exists to keep us from uncovering the truth about our past. Have you ever wondered how Victorians like Jules Verne and H.G. Wells dreamed up all that fantastic futuristic fiction? Did it ever occur to you that it might have been based upon fact? That War of The Worlds was a true account of real events? That Captain Nemo’s Nautilus even now lies rusting at the bottom of the North Sea? And what about the other stuff? Did you know, for instance, that Jack the Ripper was a terminator robot sent from the future? In this book, learn how a cabal of Victorian Witches from the Chiswick Townswomen’s Guild, working with advanced Babbage super computers, rewrote 19th-century history, and how a 21st-century boy called Billy Starling uncovered the truth about everything.
Kata
I have no idea what that other reviewer is talking about with "distress about a plot point early on - you'll know what I mean." I read that review and several others, first, and then dove into the book. I just finished the book and nothing, nothing stood out. I was expecting Rune to be Starling's father, or Starling to end up Pooley's father, or something, but nothing that unusual really happened. So I don't know what she's on about. Anyway, I've recently taken to reading Rankin's whole works after yet another rereading of The Brightonomicon and Retromancer; finished the Brentford Trilogy last week, Cornelius Murphy the week before, and today this one. While yes, the time travel did get a bit confusing, it wound up almost totally satisfactorily. Will probably reread sometime later this year. Typical Rankin, typical fun.
Dranar
If anyone reads my reviews, they will realize that I only bother with either outstanding works or, conversely, those that are ridiculously over-praised about which the reader must be warned. Every once in a while, however, I write to correct a grievous wrong. Robert Rankin is the British author of over 20 novels few of which have even made it to this country; none of which have been given the credit they deserve. This is a crime against nature that makes global warming appear no more than a pin-prick. Most, if not all, of Rankin's work could fall under the rubric of "Science-Fiction". But that genre isn't nearly large enough to hold the mind of Robert Rankin. It is impossible, in so limited a space, to even begin to describe the plot of "Witches of Chiswick". Suffice to say it is about time-travel. But that's not the point. As Roger Ebert has noted about films (and by extension any work of art) it's not "what they are about, but how they are about it." And, oh, how this is "about it". There has rarely been as funny, as inventive, as complex, as clever, as... well, you get the idea... as this. In fact, with the exception of the (later-in-time) works of Jasper Fforde, I can only think of a slew of books bearing the name "Rankin" that even come close. Will you like it? Simple test; here are some other Rankin titles: "The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse", "Nostradamus Ate My Hamster", "The Raiders of the Lost Carpark", "Armageddon the Musical". If these titles alone do NOT make you an instant fan who wants IMMEDIATELY to read the books, then, no, you will not like them. You will also be marked a wrong-thinker who should be drummed out of the literary establishment, but, hey! it's up to you.
tamada
...you'll like Robert Rankin. This is the first book I've read and it's Brit wackiness at its best. I'm hoping that his other books are as good.
Enalonasa
This is not one of Rankin's best, but it's typical of his style. It's a crazy mix of characters, some fictious, some historical, from all different time periods, thrown together and bizarre events unfold. This story has a couple of slow sections but I had to keep reading because I had no idea where the story was going to end up.
Aedem
This book is super quirky fun! An interesting read, not a typical plain mainstream boring read! LOVED IT! It's a must read!
Fearlesshunter
This is one of my favorite books, and an excellent introduction to Robert Rankin's far-fetched fantastic fiction.
Haal
Well, what to say about this rather strange novel. It has the most ludicrous, unbelievable and strange story of anything I have ever read but, bizarrely, it was a rather enjoyable and compelling read. It should have been very hard to follow, what with everyone time travelling all over the place and meeting other versions of themselves from different futures and pasts but it actually flowed very well and even my simple mind managed to keep all the characters (and multiples thereof) in some 'semblence of order.

One of my sayings is "that history is written by the victors" and this book, in some ways, adds fuel to my fire of conspiracy theories that do we really know the truth from history or just one persons account of it!

The jokes peppered throughout this book were groaningly corny at all times but did make me chuckle out loud on several occasions. The author managed to fit a lot of literary quotes, historical events, historical characters and the corny jokes quite well into the story. Not a book for everyone but I am finding it difficult to suggest who would like it or not. One to read if you already have it but I wouldn't suggest that you rush out to acquire it especially. A good book to read between heavier tomes if you want something that gives you some thought but is very tongue in cheek.

I was hooked in trying to see where it ended as there were so many loose ends to tie up and I was keen to see how the author handled it. I was slightly disappointed in the ending but it seems, by his own words, that the author may be writing more books linking on from this story and I suppose they will tie up the loose ends. This left me rather frustrated and I really was not wanting to read another story like this one in the near future but feel I should seek it out now to finish the story - clever marketing ploy!!!

Anyway, 3 out of 5, although nearly a 4.
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